III-nitride photonics

Nelson Tansu*, Hongping Zhao, Guangyu Liu, Xiao Hang Li, Jing Zhang, Hua Tong, Yik Khoon Ee

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The progress in III-Nitride photonics research in 2009 is reviewed. The III-Nitride photonics research is a very active field with many important applications in the areas of energy, biosensors, laser devices, and communications. The applications of nitride semiconductors in energy-related technologies include solid-state lighting, solar cells, thermoelectric, and power electronics. Several new research areas in III-Nitride photonics related to terahertz photonics, intersubband quantum wells, nanostructures, and other devices are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-248
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Energy
  • III-Nitride
  • Intersubband quantum well
  • Lasers
  • Light-emitting diodes
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photodetector
  • Photonics
  • Solid state lighting
  • Terahertz
  • Thermoelectric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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